The speculation can be laid to rest, as former WWE superstar CM Punk will fight Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 10, Punk announced on UFC Unfiltered. The debut will happen nearly two years after Punk announced his signing with the UFC.
Punk, 37, has been training for his debut since early 2015, when he joined Roufusport MMA in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Looking to take his training more seriously, Punk moved to Milwaukee to be close to the gym he trained at. Originally, he was penciled in for a late-2015 debut, but that was derailed following a shoulder injury.